R. Varane

UCL: Real Madrid in Champions League trouble after Shakhtar Donetsk loss

Real Madrid's Champions League progress is in peril after Shakhtar Donetsk earned a shock 2-0 win over Zinedine Zidane's stuttering side. Real Madrid's hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 for a 24th consecutive season hang in the balance...
Arsenal vs Wolves

Fan killed in Kenya after allegedly mocking Arsenal supporters following Wolves loss

A man in Kenya lost his life at Kinamba Centre along the Naivasha-Kirima Road, after allegedly mocking Arsenal fans after their 2-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last weekend. In the absence of their top scorer Raul Jimenez...
Jose Mourinho

Mourinho delighted Tottenham players angry after Chelsea stalemate

Tottenham and Chelsea played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The match was billed as a heavyweight bout between two attacking powerhouses. But both sides cancelled each other out in west London, with only four shots on target...
Papa Bouba Diop

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop dies aged 42

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham United and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002...
Andre Dede Ayew

Ghana suffer FIFA world rankings blow after Sudan defeat

Ghana’s stunning loss to Sudan has had a negative effect on the nation’s standing on the Fifa world rankings as the Black Stars have fallen down the pecking order by four. Five days after registering a 2-0 home win over the...
Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Barcelona agree €122m in pay cuts as Blaugrana forced to slash salaries amid pandemic

Barcelona have reached an agreement with their playing squad to slash salaries by €122 million (£110m/$146m) over the next three years, the club has confirmed. However, the Blaugrana will still pay out €50 million (£45m/$60m) per season during that period on...
Al Ahly lift the African Champions League trophy

CAF Champions League: Al Ahly beat Zamalek in all-Egypt final

A sensational late Mohamed Magdy goal gave Al Ahly victory over Cairo rivals Zamalek in the first ever one-legged African Champions League final. Magdy's 88th-minute winner settled an entertaining match in which his side had gone ahead early through Amr...
Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser relives 'Hand of God' match

Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser relives ‘Hand of God’ match

The Tunisian referee from England's infamous defeat by Argentina at the 1986 World Cup says he is "proud and honoured" to have helped Diego Maradona score the 'goal of the century'. Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of...
Roman Abramovich

Chelsea boss Lampard: I report to Abramovich after every game

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits he has little to do with owner Roman Abramovich. The Russian owner has been a distant figure at Stamford Bridge in recent years after problems with the UK government over his visa. Lampard tells The Athletic...

Barcelona considering Coutinho or Griezmann sale if Messi…

Barcelona are considering a shock senior player sale in January. With their finances reaching a critical stage, Barca face the prospect of needing to make a big money sale during the winter market to keep things on track. El Chiringuito reporter...